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Jimmie Davis

James Houston Davis (September 11, 1899 – November 5, 2000) was an American politician and a singer and songwriter of both sacred and popular songs. Davis was elected for two nonconsecutive terms from 1944 to 1948 and from 1960 to 1964 as the governor of his native Louisiana. He ran both campaigns as a controversial advocate for impoverished and rural white Louisianians.

Davis was a nationally popular country music and gospel singer from the 1930s into the 1960s, occasionally recording and performing as late as the early 1990s. He appeared as himself in a number of Hollywood movies. He was inducted into six halls of fame, including the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame, and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. At the time of his death in 2000, he was the oldest living former governor as well as the last living governor to have been born in the 19th century.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 11th, 1899 (Quitman), Died November 5th, 2000 (Baton Rouge)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1972

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist, songwriter, guitar, yodeling, arranger, speaker

Recordings (Results 676-700 of 702 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 16595 11/15/1971 Build my mansion Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 16596 11/15/1971 Glory hill in the sky Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 16597 11/15/1971 The Eastern gate Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 16598 11/15/1971 I'll fly away Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 16602 11/16/1971 Oh, what a happy day Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 16603 11/16/1971 If that isn't love Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 16604 11/16/1971 Turn your radio on Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 16605 11/16/1971 The King's coming Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 16815 6/19/1972 I drank of that new wine Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 16816 6/19/1972 Memories coming home Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 16817 6/19/1972 No one to welcome me home Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 16818 6/20/1972 Jesus is a soul saving man Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 16819 6/20/1972 Blood stains on the mountain Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 16820 6/20/1972 Let's all shine Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 16835 7/10/1972 Higher ground Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 16836 7/10/1972 All heaven can call me by my name Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 16837 7/10/1972 If heaven's a dream Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca C 9494 10-in. 9/21/1934 Nobody's darlin' but mine Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca C 9495 10-in. 9/21/1934 When it's round-up time in the Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca C 9496 10-in. 9/21/1934 Grand time Papa blues Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca C 9497 10-in. 9/21/1934 Short tail blues Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca C 9506 10-in. 9/24/1934 It's been years Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca C 9507 10-in. 9/24/1934 Beautiful Mary Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca C 9508 10-in. 9/24/1934 My brown eyed Texas Rose Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca C 9509 10-in. 9/24/1934 Moonlight and skies No.2 Jimmie Davis vocalist  
(Results 676-700 of 702 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Jimmie," accessed January 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.

Davis, Jimmie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.

"Davis, Jimmie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055

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